Inflammation in Chronic Wounds
AbstractNon-healing chronic wounds present a major biological, psychological, social, and financial burden on both individual patients and the broader health system. Pathologically extensive inflammation plays a major role in the disruption of the normal healing cascade. The causes of chronic wounds (venous, arterial, pressure, and diabetic ulcers) can be examined through a juxtaposition of normal healing and the rogue inflammatory response created by the common components within chronic wounds (ageing, hypoxia, ischaemia-reperfusion injury, and bacterial colonisation). Wound bed care through debridement, dressings, and antibiotics currently form the basic mode of treatment. Despite recent setbacks, pharmaceutical adjuncts form an interesting area of research. View Full-Text
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Zhao, R.; Liang, H.; Clarke, E.; Jackson, C.; Xue, M. Inflammation in Chronic Wounds. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 2085.
Zhao R, Liang H, Clarke E, Jackson C, Xue M. Inflammation in Chronic Wounds. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2016; 17(12):2085.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Ruilong; Liang, Helena; Clarke, Elizabeth; Jackson, Christopher; Xue, Meilang. 2016. "Inflammation in Chronic Wounds." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 17, no. 12: 2085.
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